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Top of the Rock or Roller-Skating Spectacular at Rockefeller Centre

Ryan Schwartz (Rockefeller Center) chats to ITTN’s Shane Cullen about Top of the Rock – the 3-floor observation deck offering 360-degree views of NYC’s epic skyline with Central Park, Empire State Building, and the Hudson River all the way to Staten Island visible from the rooftop (on a clear day!).

The Rink at Rockefeller

The Rink at Rockefeller with ice-skating under the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree during the holiday season is unforgettable. No prior experience is needed, they supply the skates, and a solid hour with plenty of support from staff means complete novices can master the ice (or rent a penguin stand for support!).

For the summer season, the area switches to Flippers at the Rink. Relive your youth, pull on those roller skates and rock out to the tunes at this iconic location.

Rainbow Room & Christie’s Auction House and More

Rockefeller Centre is home to the unforgettable Rainbow Room restaurant made famous from the stars and celebrities as well as the many movies in which it featured. Equally renowned is Christie’s Auction House also located at Rockefeller Centre though Ryan Schwartz highlights there is something for everyone. Big name brands, designers, and more, all located at the centre means there are over 100 shops and eateries to choose from with everything from Ben & Jerry’s to the NBC Store selling merchandise from popular NBC shows like Jimmy Fallon, Parks & Recreation, The Office to name a few.

Rockefeller Center Tour

And if that isn’t enough to keep you occupied on your New York trip, try a Rockefeller Center Tour exploring the impressive history, art, and architecture at this location.

The historian-guided Rockefeller Center Tour takes you from past to present, from John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s initial vision to its realization in the cultural center and National Historic Landmark of today. Visitors get an insider’s view of the incredible architecture, art, iconic buildings, outdoor gardens, and spaces found throughout Rockefeller Center.

Location, Location, Location

A must-see in Manhattan, there’s something for everyone at Rockefeller Plaza, located near Central Park, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral and around the corner from MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). As always, plan the perfect itinerary at NYCTourism.com with the experts at New York City Tourism + Conventions.

For More on NYC

For more on New York City, stay tuned to ITTN for daily episodes in this multi-part series on the five boroughs and fantastic experiences in New York City.

Check out ITTN’s interview with Reginald Charlot – “More to Do, More to See, More to Explore in New York!” – Find out about New York City Tourism + Conventions, their new website, and dedicated travel trade resources.

Check out ITTN’s interview with Haley Ward as she details the observation deck – The Edge, the skyscraper ascent – City Climb, and the retail and dining offering at Hudson Yards in New York City.

Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.

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